The free-agent market is loaded with huge names such as David Price, Jason Heyward, Zack Greinke, Chris Davis, and quite a few more big impact players. The Rockies, like always, will likely not be in on any of these big-name players. The Rockies, for the most part, have always preferred to build the team from within. Unfortunately, that hasn't really worked in their favor in the past. When asked if the team would upgrade their pitching by looking at the free agent market, Jeff Bridich responded unsurprisingly by saying, "That's a tough question. We haven't seen any of the market play out yet, or even begin to, so it's a tough question to answer." Jeff Bridich will never give a clear answer to any question asked, so you pretty much have to put very little stock into what he says. If the Rockies do look for a free agent, first base and pitching seems to be the priority.
Fangraphs picked Nolan Arenado as their 2015 Gold Glove winner at third base and included a sweet gif to go along with it. This is a really fun article and I highly recommend reading it. August Fagerstrom writes on Arenado, "Nolan Arenado became just the 10th player in baseball history to win a Gold Glove in his rookie season back in 2013, setting the stage for what could become one of the most decorated defensive careers at third base the game has seen. Arenado seems like as good of a lock as there is to be a perennial Gold Glove winner, and this year is no exception."
Andrew Dill wrote a review or Rockies' reliever and occasional starter Yohan Flande, whose had his ups and down in a Rockies uniform. Flande made 19 appearances for the Rockies this last year, allowing a ERA of 4.74 over 68 1/3 innings. Flande likely doesn't have a long future ahead of him in the bigs, but what is somewhat encouraging is his home and road splits with the Rockies, where opponents hit .301 against him on the road and just .258 at home.